Tanzania – Weighted Evaluation Criteria for Issuance of Multi-Service Licences

The following Practice Note is based on a table developed by and published by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority.  See http://www.tcra.go.tz/licensing/evaluation_criteria.php.

 

  

Weighted Evaluation Criteria

S/N

Criteria

Points Awarded (as a percentage of total)

1

Technical Plan and Roll-out Speed

(i) Type of Technology Chosen

 

(ii) Network Roll-out

      (a) Coverage and population served

      (b) Traffic capacity (GoS)

      (c) Network Quality of Services (QoS)

      (d) Network construction plan

      (e) Radio frequency requirement

 

(iii) Network Characteristics

      (a) Network architecture

      (b) Features and services offered

 

(iv) Network Planning and Optimisation

 

(v) Network Operation and Maintenance Strategy

      (a) Staff training and operation

      (b) Spare equipment and software supply

 

(vi) Information System Plan

 

(vii) Billing Methodology

25%

2

Marketing Plan 

(i) Services to be offered

(ii) Customer base forecast

(iii) Customer services strategy

15%

3

Financial Plan

(i) Budgeted operating statement

(ii) Budgeted balance sheet

(iii) Budgeted cash flow

15%

4

Investment Plan

(i) Project funding strategy

(ii) Capital investment ration (equity:debt)

(iii) Human resources development strategy

20%

5

Company Profile

(i) Company incorporation

(ii) Shareholding companies or board members

(iii) Company Chief Executive Officer

(iv) Company bankers

(v) Auditors and last date of audited accounts

7%

6

Local Ownership

(i) Local investments percentage

10%

7

Track Records and Experience

(i) Investments in electronic communications in other countries

(ii) Staff competencies

18%

8

Programming Schedule

(i) Quality and variety

(ii) Benefits to the local broadcasting industry

(iii) Benefits to the local economy

(iv) Widening of programme choice

(v) Impact on development of broadcasting industry overall benefits

25%

TOTAL

 

100%

Source: Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority: http://www.tcra.go.tz/licensing/evaluation_criteria.php.  

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